The original Melon liqueur, created by bartenders for bartenders. It was first introduced in 1978 at New York City’s legendary nightclub, Studio 54.
Midori though was actually born seven years earlier when the International Bartenders Association (IBA) toured Suntory’s Tokyo HQ during the 1971 International Cocktail Championships. On that visit, a contingent of American bartenders took a keen interest in Suntory’s Hermes Melon Liqueur, falling in love with its most unusual taste and colour, such a delicious change from the dark spirits and booze-heavy cocktails they were accustomed to in North America. Their interest prompted the team at Suntory to develop and refine the liqueur, making it more contemporary and suitable to an international palate. Its popularity has not abated since then.
Born in Japan, made famous in New York, Midori – the Japanese word for green - is enjoyed today in more than 50 countries around the world.
This striking spirit is pure summer in a glass. Made from premium fresh ingredients, Midori is the go-to party drink. Crafted by artisan spirit makers, Midori is the world’s #1 best-selling melon-flavoured cordial with a large and loyal consumer base.